Molinière - Beauséjour MPA

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Chapter 6. MANAGEMENT

f - Clarify if some species/habitats listed in section III are the subject of more management/recovery/protection measures than others

Habitats


Marine / costal / terrestrial ecosystems Management measures Protection measures Recovery measures Comments/description of measures
Mangroves yes no no
Coral yes yes yes
Sea grass beds yes yes no
Wetlands yes yes no
Forests yes yes no
Others no no no

Flora


Species from SPAW Annex 3 present in your area Management measures Protection measures Recovery measures Comments/description of measures
Combretaceae: Conocarpus erectus yes yes no
Compositae : Laguncularia racemosa yes yes no
Cymodoceaceae: Syringodium filiforme yes yes no
Hydrocharitaceae: Thalassia testudinum yes yes no
Rhizophoraceae: Rhizophora mangle yes yes no

Fauna


Species from SPAW Annex 2 present in your area Management measures Protection measures Recovery measures Comments/description of measures
Reptiles: Chelonia mydas yes yes no
Reptiles: Eretmochelys imbricata yes yes no
Reptiles: Dermochelys coriacea yes yes yes
Species from SPAW Annex 3 present in your area Management measures Protection measures Recovery measures Comments/description of measures
Hydrozoa: Milleporidae yes yes no
Anthozoa : Antipatharia yes yes no
Anthozoa : Gorgonacea yes yes no
Anthozoa : Scleractinia yes yes no
Molluscs: Strombus gigas yes yes no
Crustaceans: Panulirus argus yes yes no
Reptiles: Boa constrictor yes yes no
Reptiles: Iguana iguana yes yes no

g - Describe how the protected area is integrated within the country’s larger planning framework (if applicable)

The MPA is one of the three legally deisgnated MPAs with the Grenada Network of MPAs, it was establish because of the importance of the coral reef system within its boundaries. The MPA is a critically important source and sink for coral and fish eggs to and from other areas.

h - Zoning, if applicable, and the basic regulations applied to the zones (attach in Annex a copy of the zoning map)

Name Basic regulation applied to the zone
Fishing Priority Area No spearfishing and motorized water sports allowed in the area
Marine Park No commercial fishing, line fishing, spearfishing, seine fishing, live bait sacks or motorized water sports allowed in the that zone
Recreation Area No commercial fishing or motorized water sports allowed in that zone.
Yacht Mooring Area No commercial fishing, line fishing, spearfishing, seine fishing, live bait sacks or motorized water sports within this zone.
Rocky Shores No commercial fishing is allowed within this zone.

i - Enforcement measures and policies

The MPA is patrolled by a team of five (5) rangers seven day per week for twelve (12) hoursn(i.e. 6 am to 6pm). The rangers are the primary means of enforcement and interpretation. They have the powers of arrest and are responsible for collecting user fees and enusring that all the rule of the MPA are adhered to.

j - International status and dates of designation (e.g. Biosphere Reserve, Ramsar Site, Significant Bird Area, etc.)

International status Date of designation
Biosphere reserve no
Ramsar site no
Significant bird area no
World heritage site (UNESCO) no
Others: no

k - Site’s contribution to local sustainable development measures or related plans

not specified

l - Available management resources for the area

Ressources How many/how much Comments/description
Human ressources Permanent staff 5
Volunteers 2
Partners 5
Physical ressources Equipments 2 Boats 1 Pickup Truck 7 Set of SCUBA Gear Dive Compressor 3 GPS Units 6 VHF Radios 3 Cameras
Infrastructures MPA Office Building 20 Yacht Moorings 20 Day Tour Moorings 15 MPA Demarcation Buoys
Financial ressources Present sources of funding GIZ GEF
Sources expected in the future
Annual budget (USD) 100000

Conclusion Describe how the management framework outlined above is adequate to achieve the ecological and socio-economic objectives that were established for the site (Guidelines and Criteria Section C/V).

The MPA is management team at the site level consist of five rangers, a commuication specialist, a marine biologist, project specialist and the national MPA coordinator who fills the role of the operations manager. The current MPA staff possess the necessary capacity to adequately and effectively achieve all the ecological and socioeconomic objectives of the MPA.